Success Stories

New York City. Make it Here.

The City is working hard to create new business opportunities throughout the five boroughs.

Companies across many industries have found success in relocating or expanding their operations in New York City. See how businesses large and small can make it here.

  • OrderGroove Inc.

    Find out how Greg Alvo, CEO and Founder of OrderGroove was able to expand his business to Lower Manhattan by entering NYCEDC's Take the Helm competition.

  • DecisionDesk Inc.

    Discover how DecisionDesk, a web-based service, was able to get free high-speed fiber optic connection by entering and winning ConnectNYC.

  • Gourmet Guru, Inc.

    Find out how Jeff Lichtenstein, Founder of Gourmet Guru, was able to grow his natural and organic food business with the help of NYCIDA.

  • BarDen Contracting Services, LLC

    Discover how D’Ann Ricketts, President/CEM of BarDen Contracting Services grew her sub-contracting business with the help of Opportunity M/W/DBE 's Blueprint to Success Program.

  • Paperless Post

    Find out how Paperless Post was able to expand their growing tech business to Lower Manhattan with the help of NYCEDC.

  • IAC, InterActive Corp.

    Discover how the strikingly iconic IAC building, designed by world-renowned architect Frank Gehry, was able to be completed with the help of NYCIDA.

  • JetBlue

    NYCEDC led an interagency team which put together an innovative package that resulted in JetBlue’s decision to establish new headquarters in Long Island City, Queens.

  • Build NYC, Manhattan College

    With the help of Build NYC, Manhattan College closed on a $21,420,000 bond transaction, the proceeds of which redeemed and refinanced the college’s outstanding tax-exempt debt.

  • Mondial Automotive Inc.

    Find out about a true immigrant entrepreneur success story. With the help of NYCEDC and NYCIDA, the Kaldawy family, founders of Mondial Automotive, was able to stay in Queens, grow their business and make it here, in New York City.

  • The Theatre of the Oppressed NYC

    Find out how Katy Rubin, Founder of Theatre of the Oppressed NYC, was able to marry her artistic side with her entrepreneurial side with the help of NYCEDC and New York Foundation for the Arts-NYFA’s Artist as Entrepreneur Boot Camp and make it in New York City.

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